My first food memory is of my little sister and I ‘helping’ my mum bake bread in the kitchen. Sat on the table, we dutifully assisted in kneading the dough and then spent the next however long asking if it was ready to eat! I’m not ashamed to admit, that from when I was a small child until an almost adult I didn’t have an adventurous palete; neither meat nor fish touched my plate, although luckily I made up for that with heaps of vegetables. I was however, always cooking and baking. So much so in fact, that my mum reminded everyone in her speech at my wedding that at the tender age of 9 I could quite happily cook a full roast dinner with all the trimmings — I just didn’t eat much of it! Since I started travelling, and having recently (19 months ago) moved to New Zealand with my husband, I have continually pushed my culinary boundaries and now I can’t help but allow the gorgeous seafood available in this little corner of the world to end up on my plate!
I had some unexpected time off last week….. The Sunday before last started off as a perfectly normal day. I got up and met a friend at the beach for a dog walk, before returning home around 10am. I came in through the front door (with my friend who had come back for morning tea) and I could [...]
Flashback to 20 or so years ago, and most Sundays we would go to my grandpa’s house and have the most legendary roast dinners – roast beef with Yorkshire puddings, the crispiest, yet fluffiest roast potatoes you could imagine – delicious flavoursome vegetables and gravy…. Don’t get me started on how good the gravy was;
In more recent times, my husband and I have become campfire experts. Several years ago, prior to marriage and a baby, at the start of our epic journey around the world (which culminated with us living in little old Dunedin) we travelled around Europe and Africa in our campervan for 10 months and for a significant portion of that time, [...]
This is my last post for the time being; I have written it in advance, due to the fact that my maternity leave will have started by the time this recipe goes up.
This month’s theme conjures up memories of delicious sandwiches with their crusts cut off, scones piled high with clotted cream and jam, and tiny morsels of cake; served on delicate, tiered cake stands which stand proudly upon lace covered tables,
Happy New Year! Back in 2007 I was lucky enough to travel through Sri Lanka. I wiled away hours ‘researching’ Ayurvedic treatments and their properties on the human body. Intriguingly, after each treatment was over, the lucky recipient was served something very similar to this drink.
With summer finally gracing us with her presence, I am eagerly anticipating spending several afternoons, when the sun is shining, gathering elderflowers to make cordial and hopefully elderflower champagne, which our colleague Simon (of Simons lemoncello cake ) has very kindly given us a recipe for.
When the Dunedin contingent from the Our Kitchen team descended on Auckland for Taste of New Zealand last month, we were astounded at the number of recommendations for ‘must try’ restaurants and cafes around the city
I must confess that when the black and white theme for this month was decided on, I felt like a bit of a traitor, for I am actually cheering on two teams. Luckily, the second team still fits the theme! For me the black represents the All Blacks (obviously!) and the white – my native [...]
Every week, twice a week Lauren (fellow blogger) and I bake for the Dunedin office; the population of which is predominantly male, which worked out perfectly for this months’ theme of ‘blokes’ food. In the past our efforts to create beautiful cupcakes, and slightly adventurous spinach and feta parcels, didn’t go down too well. The [...]
This gorgeous dish is classic French Savoyard cuisine. I was shown it whilst working in the French Alps; we used to serve it to the guests in our chalet on their first night on the mountain, to nourish them for the snow-packed days ahead.
I have spoken before about my love of celeriac, but alas, it is a long distance love, due to the expense. Luckily, this little recipe only requires a small amount of this delicious vegetable.
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